Ford’s South African division along with assist from Neil Woolridge Motorsport has constructed a ripper of a Ranger.
Proven here’s a racing truck developed to participate within the 2020 South African Cross Nation Collection beneath the steering of the Ford Castrol Cross Nation Crew. It would compete within the Manufacturing Automobile class, although there’s nothing inventory about this truck.
It options quite a few modifications to deal with the tough situations contenders of the African race collection endure, in addition to the three.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that powers the larger, heavier F-150 Raptor. This would be the first time that a turbocharged engine has been eligible for the class as the principles have been up to date by the FIA for the 2020 season.
The truck continues to be being examined so Ford Castrol Cross Nation Crew will initially enter the collection with a Ranger racing truck powered by the Mustang GT’s 5.Zero-liter V-Eight. When prepared, the brand new truck will compete in opposition to automobiles that deal with a few of the hardest off-road race collection together with the Dakar Rally.
The V-6 has been positioned additional again within the engine bay in comparison with the inventory Ranger’s engine mounting for higher weight distribution. The air filter and intercooler are additionally moved nearer to the engine to enhance effectivity.
Different modifications embrace a widened chassis with unbiased suspension entrance and rear and BOS dampers. The engineers additionally added lighter differentials at each ends and highly effective six-piston Brembo brake calipers at every wheel. The rear pair are even water-cooled. Revised bodywork with a extra aerodynamic form hides all of the mechanicals and offers the truck a extra aggressive look, as do the chunky BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KDR2 tires.
The primary spherical of the 2020 South African Cross Nation Collection is the Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom this weekend.